Proverbs 2

“My son, if you receive my words and treasure up my commandments with you, making your ear attentive to wisdom and inclining your heart to understanding; yes, if you call out for insight and raise your voice for understanding, if you seek it like silver and search for it as...

Proverbs 1

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction” (Proverbs 1:7). This first chapter informs us that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of true knowledge. This fear acknowledges God’s good intentions and makes us receptive to wisdom and knowledge. There is,...

Titus 3

“But avoid foolish controversies…for they are unprofitable and worthless" (Titus 3:9). Do you know someone who engages in foolish controversies or stirs up trouble? Are you that person? It is so easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of this type of drama. Pride and insecurity are often at...

Titus 2

“For the grace of God has appeared bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age" (Titus 2:11). The good news is that God has graciously provided us with salvation. Now what? Do we...

Titus 1

“For an overseer, as God’s steward, must be above reproach” (Titus 1:7). Paul is instructing Titus on what character qualities he should look for in selecting Elders. This appears to be no easy task when we look at how the Cretans are described as liars, evil beasts, and lazy gluttons....

Exodus 40

“Then the cloud covered the tent of meeting, and the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle” (Exodus 40:34). It is always about the glory of the Lord. Throughout the book of Exodus we have seen the glory of the Lord in the tabernacle, on the mountain top, through the...

Exodus 39

“And Moses saw all the work, and behold, they had done it; as the Lord had commanded, so had they done it. Then Moses blessed them” (Exodus 39:43). As we’ve looked at being involved, contributing, and using our gifts, we realize that we do so out of thankfulness to God...

Exodus 38

“These are the records of the tabernacle, the tabernacle of the testimony, as they were recorded at the commandment of Moses, the responsibility of the Levites under the direction of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest. Bezalel the son of Uri, son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah,...

Exodus 37

“Bezalel made the ark of acacia wood. …  He also made the table of acacia wood. … He also made the lampstand of pure gold. … He made the altar of incense of acacia wood” (Exodus 37:1, 10, 17, 25). Here we see and should celebrate the obedience of God’s...

Exodus 36

“Bezalel and Oholiab and every craftsman in whom the Lord has put skill and intelligence to know how to do any work in the construction of the sanctuary shall work in accordance with all that the Lord has commanded” (Exodus 36:1). This chapter is a reminder that our God is...